Lions Springbok Earl Rose, who had a shocker in the Super 14 win over the Highlanders last weekend, has been relegated to the bench for the match against the Waratahs in Johannesburg on Friday night.
SAPA reports that Rose started at fullback last week but was moved to the wing within the first quarter.
He is replaced in the backline by Dusty Noble who will start at wing while Louis Ludik moves to fullback where he took over from Rose last Friday.
JC Janse van Rensburg is replaced at loosehead by Gert Muller and moves to the bench, and Ernst Joubert comes in on the bench in place of Franco van der Merwe who starts in place of lock Jannes Labuschagne.
Due to Cobus Grobbelaar and Jaque Fourie still ruled out due to injury, Andre Pretorius will again captain the side
Louis Ludik, Dusty Noble, Deon van Rensburg, Doppies La Grange, Michael Killian, Andre Pretorius (capt,), Jano Vermaak, Willem Alberts, Robert Kruger, Johan van Deventer, Anton van Zyl, Franco van der Merwe, Lawrence Sephaka, Willie Wepener, Gert Muller.
Replacements: Hans van Dyk, JC Janse van Rensburg. Ernst Joubert, Todd Clever, Chris Jonck, Walter Venter, Earl Rose.